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The Army-Navy Screen Magazine, Army Edition No. 2, 1943


Published 1943


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine Number 02, 1943. (AKA "The War No. 2)
  • 01 Symphony Of The Sands : soldiers at a Shostakovich 7th Symphony concert. With Ivy Lowe, Edward G. Robinson and Leopold Stokowski

  • 02 Merchant Marine - U Boats!: Footage of the Battle of the Atlantic

  • 03 Seized By The Japs: Captured Japanese film from the Sino-Japanese War.

  • 04 How Much Can You Take: Testing military equipment under extreme conditions at Ft. Knox.

  • 05 US Navy I Was There [USS Hornet] - sailor talks about the combat aboard the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier.

  • The Army-Navy Screen Magazine 05 1943: the entire newsreel.


The Army-Navy Screen Magazine was produced by the U.S. Army Signal Corps Pictorial Service, under the supervision of Col. Frank Capra, who came up with the idea. It was released twice a month and shown to military troops as a 20-minute newsreel.

"By the end of the war, the Army-Navy Screen Magazine reached an enormous weekly audience of 4.2 million. It had become for American soldiers all over the world a communal experience that greatly influenced their perception of the war."

It featured short documentary films, news from back home, and short training films like Dr. Seuss' Private Snafu cartoons. I've uploaded the entire Screen Magazine and also each segment as a separate file (some editions are comprised of 1 long film, though).

Description at the National Archives: "Reel 1, Leopold Stokowski conducts a Shostakovich concert at a desert air base in the U.S. Edw. G. Robinson speaks. Shows staged scenes of besieged Leningrad. Sailors attend sonar school; depth bombs are dropped from a destroyer in the N. Atlantic. Japanese films show Japanese infantry crossing a pontoon bridge in China, wading a river, pulling horse-drawn artillery through mire, and occupying a village. Reel 2, volunteers at Fort Knox, Ky., test uniforms and equipment for arctic and equatorial use. Their ability to adapt to hot and cold temperatures is checked. Shows the aircraft carrier Hornet under aerial attack off Santa Cruz. Wounded are removed by breeches buoys to a destroyer."

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